beauty smoothie: blueberry banana

I was addicted to these this summer.  Every time I was within a mile radius of my favorite food shop in Sag Harbor, I had to go in and get a blueberry banana smoothie. Now that I am back in CT, I have to drag out my blender and make it myself. The up side: I found a way to make this already awesome smoothie just a little bit better. I made it a beauty smoothie. 

So ... what makes this a beauty smoothie? Blueberries and bananas are good for a lot of things such as antioxidants, and potassium, but the real beauty booster is from the secret ingredient. Coconut oil.  If you do not have organic coconut oil laying around, go out and buy some ... now. Your hair and skin will be happy you did. When enjoyed regularly, coconut oil has the power to make your hair shiny, your skin radiant, and your nails healthy and strong.  So drink up!  

blueberry banana smoothie


1 whole ripe organic banana
1 cup of organic blueberries
1 tablespoon of organic coconut oil
1 cup of rice dream
2-3 cubes of ice
1/4 cup of flax seed (optional for an extra beauty boost)

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.